Family Reading Night Donations

Thank you so much for sharing your love of reading with your children at Family Reading Night and with your donations of gently used books. We are donating the books to a local organization called Social FUNdraising and Gatherings. They are collecting books for Edward Gideon school in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia. They currently have no library at their school (and no librarian). All of the books collected are going to help build this school library. The books will be leveled and placed on shelves. The same group recently finished building an 80,000 book library for the Richard Wright school just down the street from Edward Gideon. If you’d like to get more involved, please follow Social FUNdraising and Gatherings on Facebook.

Here’s a look at all of the donated books! We have picture books, chapter books, books about princesses and superheroes, biographies, informational books about all kinds of animals, and some classic children’s literature all being donated to the Edward Gideon school library. Thank you for your generosity!

Yearbook Sale!

Yearbook are for sales ONLINE only. Please use this link to submit your order: Balfour

If someone is unable to purchase online, please email Angela Urso.

If there are any books left over after the online orders are distributed at the end of the year they will be LIMITED (and $20) so you don’t want to wait to order online!!!!!

NOTE: No need to order if you have a 5th grader, the 5th graders get their yearbook for FREE!

Manoa’s Family Reading Night

Manoa’s Family Reading Night will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 7 until 8 PM. Students will gather in groups (Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd/3rd grades, 4th/5th grades) for a story and an activity. Cookies and milk and book bingo will follow in the cafeteria. We will collect gently used books to be donated to children in need. Don’t forget to wear your PJs!

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the groups and to help in the cafeteria. Donations of milk and cookies are also appreciated! Thank you!!

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Reminder — Holiday Fund!

Every year during the holiday season, the Manoa PTO sponsors the Holiday Fund. The funds raised from this drive are used to purchase something for the school that benefits all the grades. The item is usually nominated by the teachers and given in their name. In years past, we were able to purchase Smartboards and IPads for the classes.

In the past, parents have elected to donate to the Holiday Fund instead of purchasing individual teacher gifts. Manoa PTO is a non-profit organization under IRS Code section 501(c) (3) and is recognized as a Public Charity under section 509 (a) (2). Your donation may be tax deductible and/or eligible for your employer’s matching contribution program.

If you would like to be a part of this year’s Holiday Fund, there is now a link to the right labeled “Holiday Fund Donations”. Click on the link and it will take you right to the Manoa PTO paypal account.
http://www.manoapto.org/

The names of the families who donated will be presented to Dr. Ramoundos and displayed in the school office with the names of the families, not the amount given, who participated in the fund.

Donate Online to the Manoa Holiday Fund!

It’s almost time for the big shopping weekend to start.. and time for Manoa’s Holiday Fund!

Every year during the holiday season, the Manoa PTO sponsors the Holiday Fund. The funds raised from this drive are used to purchase something for the school that benefits all the grades. The item is usually nominated by the teachers and given in their name. In years past, we were able to purchase Smartboards and iPads for the classes.

In the past, parents have elected to donate to the Holiday Fund instead of purchasing individual teacher gifts. Manoa PTO is a non-profit organization under IRS Code section 501(c) (3) and is recognized as a Public Charity under section 509 (a) (2). Your donation may be tax deductible and/or eligible for your employer’s matching contribution program.

If you would like to be a part of this year’s Holiday Fund, there is now a link on the right hand side labeled “Holiday Fund Donations”. You can click on the link and it will take you right to the Manoa PTO paypal account.

The names of the families who donated will be presented to Dr. Ramoundos and displayed in the school office with the names of the families, not the amount given, who participated in the fund.

Thank You!